The labour union of Construction and Works (C&W) department accused MPAs of pressuring department officials to pay contractors before the completion of the projects.
Union members at a news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday said the department usually issued payments following the completion of construction works.
However, some political figures including members of the K-P Assembly had been pressuring department officials to issue cheques before projects were done, union members said.
“Recently a contractor harassed an official and a case was also registered but the incident has spread uncertainty among department employees.
We have requested the chief minister to [take a stand],” said Gul Zameen, the union leader. Zameen added most officials were “victimised” after they refused to follow directions issued by ministers and MPAs.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2016.